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So Much To See, So Much To Do

Every sunrise over the gentle hills of the surrounding farmlands brings a day full of possibility. If you’re looking for events and things to do in Lancaster County, our Bird-in-Hand family of properties offer the perfect place to stay close to everything you want to do. As our Guest, you’re invited to get to know the side of Amish Country we call home, with a complimentary tour of back roads and farmlands. Enjoy a memorable ice cream social with the Smucker family. Test your stamina or cheer on the runners in the Bird-in-Hand Half Marathon. Take a hot air balloon ride or tour The Amish Village. Nearby, you’ll find farmers markets, quilt shops and boutiques, as well as outlet stores, Sight & Sound Theatres, Hersheypark, Dutch Wonderland, the Strasburg Railroad, and more. If you want to know more about events and attractions, explore our website or ask our knowledgeable staff for recommendations.

For a list of places to dine, shop and stay, plus special events and things to do during your visit, check out the Bird-in-Hand Village Map & Guide

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Best Kept Secrets Tour

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Lancaster County’s 12 Shops of Christmas Tour Dec 5 thru Dec 14
• A guide describing each of the 14 businesses
• A map to show you how to get around
• Valuable Coupons from each business
• Gifts, refreshments, door prizes, raffles, tours, demos, or games etc. at each stop
• Entry form for the stamping game for a chance to win a $350 shopping spree!

WHO’S PARTICIPATING? Can’t tell you! That’s part of the secret, part of the fun, part of the ADVENTURE! But we can tell you there will be . . . unusual shops filled with one-of-a-kind gifts and handmade items, furnishings stores offering home décor and seasonal treasures to spruce up your home for the holidays, a mini horse farm where you can interact with the animals and find handmade gifts and yummy treats, a specialty food store to make hosting a holiday party a snap, fashion boutiques to find the perfect holiday outfit and accessories, a jewelry store to put some sparkle into your season or gift giving, a chocolatier shop to satisfy a sweet tooth, a Amish greenhouse for all your poinsettias, wreaths & greens, a scenic winery to fill your holiday tables with cheer, a local favorite neighborhood restaurant, an independently owned toy store for the little ones on your list, and more! There is something for everyone! Don’t miss out on the fun!

WHERE WILL YOU TRAVEL? Travel in your own vehicle to 14 wonderful businesses located in & around the following Lancaster County towns: Intercourse, Bird in Hand, Strasburg and Quarryville. From #1 to #14 you will only travel 30 miles.

HOW LONG DO YOU HAVE TO COMPLETE THE TOUR? Take the tour in a day or do it every day from Dec 5 thru Dec 14. It’s up to you!!! Your ticket is valid the entire time.

HOW DOES THIS HELP THE COMMUNITY? For every ticket purchased $1 will be donated to TLC/Veteran’s Victory House. Because of your support, the tour program has donated $108,124 (and counting) to local non-profits! Plus, by shopping local you help support the local economy. For every $100 you spend at locally owned businesses, $68 will stay in the community. Only $43 stays in the community if you spend that same $100 at a national chain and $0 stays in the community when you shop online.

Tickets $10 each


October 10
October 26
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Various Locations
Lancaster, United States


Best Kept Secrets Tour – Lancaster
(717) 721-9409